Brewing The Coastie Common
Batch brewed no more that 1800L at a time, our beer uses freshly milled 2-row and medium crystal malt. Once mashed, the wort is boiled and Northern Brewer and Chinook hops are added. These, not used in excess, give us optimum bitterness and aroma without over powering the beautiful malty backbone to this great beer.
We then cool our wort and ferment at around 16 degrees; a higher temperature than most Lagers.
The beer then sits ‘Lagering’ at around 1 degree celcius for at least 4 weeks. As the beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised, the lagering process allows the beer to clear and the yeast taste matures to round out the flavour profile.
Our Coastie is mostly naturally carbonated with just a little extra carbonation added at the end if needed. This ensures it's not too gassy and is a pleasure to drink direct from a can or from a glass.
The Coastie is then put into kegs for our bar and wholesale customers or packaged into cans to come home with you. We prefer cans over bottles, acting like mini kegs, ensuring the beer stays fresher for longer, quick to cool, recyclable, less waste and zero light hitting the beer (which is a bad thing).
Our beer is always kept cold; canned cold; stored cold and delivered cold. This way we maintain the freshness and ensure you receive the premium product you deserve.